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Businesses near Portland eligible for federal funds

Businesses in 12 Maine communities near Portland are now eligible for several loan and grant programs from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.

State gets extra $4.3M for small business

The state has received an extra $4.3 million that will be used to help small businesses attract more capital and create jobs as part of a federal initiative.

Aroostook mall loses two more tenants

The Aroostook Centre Mall in Presque Isle is losing two more tenants after national retailers Sears and Staples both announced that they would be pulling out.

RockStep Solutions moves into MDIBL

Laboratory software company RockStep Solutions Inc. has moved into space at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Salisbury Cove.

Maine small businesses eligible for SCORE grant

Small businesses in Maine may be eligible for part of a $700,000 grant award that will provide recipients with training, business resources and networking opportunities.

In the valley below Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Coffee grows

Jennifer Van Allen |

Carrabassett Coffee may not be the biggest company in the Carrabassett Valley, but with 125 wholesale and 2,000 mail-order customers from all over the country, it may be one of the most...

Maine crowdfunding law to boost businesses

Maine has become the first state in the country to enact a crowdfunding law that allows companies to sell shares to investors wherever they reside.

Portland named as one of top ‘Startup Cities’

Portland is one the nation’s best cities to start a new business, according to Popular Mechanics magazine, which named the city in its February...

Portland composting company poised for major growth after expansion

Dylan Martin |

A Portland-based composting company expects to quadruple its customers after expanding its food scrap processing capacity and changing its name to reflect a new regional...

159-year-old Farmington business closes

Trask Jewelers in Farmington has closed after operating for 159 years.The

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